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Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery

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Address: Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB, England
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11:00 - 17:00
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Excellent space - current exhibiton not our taste.

What the title says really. Don't let the ugly exterior put you off, this is an excellent space for displaying a wide range of art. The majority of the current exhibition... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anita H
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Tisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Often in Nottingham and when possible will pop into the art centre to view exhibition and refreshments in the café. The building itself may not pass a beauty contest but the exhibitions are certainly up there with the best. Current exhibition is no exception and being of an age when I can remember only too well the attitudes on display,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the free Family Photo Booth event at the Contemporary today with my 7 and 4 year olds. It was a great event, we had a cool family picture taken which was beamed onto the walls. The kids then got a print each to customise. Lots of nice craft materials to use, friendly staff, cool environment and fun ideas! And... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What the title says really. Don't let the ugly exterior put you off, this is an excellent space for displaying a wide range of art. The majority of the current exhibition wasn't to our taste but art is meant to evoke a reaction - it doesn't have to be a positive one. Pop in if your are in the area... More 

Thank Anita H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of the great contemporary galleries - up there with Walsall, Turner Margate, and Tatenhill Modern, but on an intimate scale. Cooperation with local universities seems to help. Really good temporary exhibitions programme. Also a film programme, talks and souvies (but no combs).

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

OK art is subjective - this is a free gallery so you can't criticise it. If you're passing, see what's on and if you don't like - move on. We called in and it didn't work for us, another time it might. We do support art galleries as an opportunity to see different reflections of life.

Thank tyketyke
Grantham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

From the outside I'm not keen on how the gallery looks, although inside it's a different story. Another series of amazing spaces put aside to give us access to contemporary culture. Today we saw the "The place is here" exhibition. We found it very moving and it's shocking to read about things that happened in your lifetime that reflect attitudes... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Walked past on my way to get some food so had to stop by on the way back. Overall the exhibition was well set out and just incredibly moving. Some touching pieces and I wish I could have stayed longer. Gift shop was also wonderful, not your average tat.

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

If you love the new this is the place for you. I have been a few times. My wife hates modern art and spends the trip grumbling but I think there are features she secretly likes. Great coffee bar in the basement. Good shop with some unusual things. Check out the exhibition first as some are well wacky!

Thank DaveThomasLeicester
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Free entry, fab gift shop and always stunning exhibitions! i have been many man times as i live here in Nottingham and i have never been disappointed. even if you arnt feeling the art that day, there is a fab cafe and awesome gift shop.

Thank Amber C
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The exterior reminds me of a portacabin although the colours and lace texture are a nice touch. The galleries are of a decent size and quality. The exhibitions are variable.. ..at their best they are varied ,genuinely interesting and incorporate exceptional work. Many or most of the exhibitions are dull,tedious and a bit pretentious. Most of the ratings are ultra... More 

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